Hello Internet people!
Many things have been going on and this is one of them.
Last week our retirement home received a "new" guest that was in fact old. It is seldom we use the term old here, but when we use it, it really is regarding something very old. He was very old. We do not know how old or actually much about about him, but this is for later.
We met him first time at dinner, he was brought in and seated at the table between Big gunnar and myself.
Perhaps this was because the caretakers knows Big Gunnar easily starts a conversation with "new" people. "Hello old timer !" Big Gunnar immediately said, and: "What is your name? I am Big Gunnar and this is OMG !" (Big Gunnar calls me this, he says just to pretend being punched in the stomach and the pronunciation will be perfect.) Anyway, the "new" old guy answered very politely: "EEHRR !" followed by dropping dead face down in his soup.
Since it has been a while since I wrote, I should do some introducing.
This is my best friend and expert conversationist Big Gunnar.
As you probably know this is a retirement home, so when these things eventually happens it really is not that dramatical. Nobody ate any more soup, but this was mostly due to Big Gunnar and his thoughts about "EEHRR". "He probably looked to healthy and troublesome so the caretakers poisened his soup." The only ones who continued eating at our table was Ellen, because she really likes fishsoup and Rolf, because he can almost not see or hear anything. Big Gunnar said it was sort of sad that we knew so little about "EERHH", other than the fact that he was very polite. "After all he tried to answer me all the way down into the soup. Young people today would probably know everything about anyone in a similar situation. They can just look up on the persons diary face books and such." He continued. "EEHRR`s generation and our ones are probably the last generations were we actually tell our stories to grandchildren and each other, later generations will sit on their grandparents lap and get a powerpoint introduction on some widescreen flatscreen of all their own postings on the web since they started in kindergarten. While "EERHH" here hopefully left some pictures and a notebook or some family behind with his stories, but we will probably never know."
So I am thinking. Take care of your diary tales on the net, remember that what might seem apropriate at the time writing it, may not be what you want representing you later in life.I believe Big Gunnars thoughts are correct, as always, but there are considerations to changes in how one presents one selves one should be aware of. We knew "EERHH" as a polite gentleman, for us that is sufficient.
Have an informative and great Wednesday everybody !